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And then, Deepavali happened and we managed to watch two movies (Poojai and Kaththi) and write reviews about them; despite having to do equally important things like bursting crackers and eating a lot of murukku. One of these reviews almost didn’t happen, because someone managed to hold a kaththi to Kaththi.
Several hush hush meetings, supportive tweets and a lot of fuss later, Kaththi finally hit screens. And we heaved a sigh of relief. Because, we really liked Selfie Pulla and couldn’t wait to watch it on-screen. But this got us thinking and we made a list of films that were ‘politically troubled’ in Tamil Nadu.
We got to speak to the awesomely forthright Sriya Reddy; she of the never-say-die attitude and inimitable style. We also caught up with Director Hari just ahead of Poojai’s release, and he told us about his dreams of becoming a police officer, and also about his ‘aruvaa‘ sentiment.
The Tamil cinema industry also mourned the passing of two legends this week: Latchiya Nadigar SS Rajendran and famous cinematographer Ashok Kumar passed away within days of each other, but left behind legacies that will always be cherished and celebrated.